Thursday, May 22, 2008

Singing up for the strikers

As previously reported on this site, one of our members, subeditor Richard Foster, has written and recorded a folk song to mark the strike by NUJ journalists at The Press. You can now view this video and hear Richard's explanation about his reasons for recording the song on YouTube by clicking here or on the video panel below. We have also made a CD of the track. This is a wonderful statement by Richard. As he himself admits, he voted against strike action but was inspired by the collective passion shown by members in fighting for a fair wage.

Richard will also be performing this song at the Black Swan pub, in Peasholme Green, in York, tonight at 7.30pm.